I had Topaz Surgury & the nerve cut in my heel

by Jennifer G.
(Columbus,Ohio .U.S)

In November 2011 I had Topaz surgery & the nerve cut in my heel. I had plantar fasccitis and heel spurs. The surgery and healing wasn't bad at all.


It took 8-10 weeks of healing. In February I started to have pain on the bottom part of my foot in the arch. I wear orthotics so I thought it was post-op irritation. I discovered there is a tendon or something bulging out of my foot on the bottom.

Now its March 2012 and I am having a severe constant burning feeling on the top of my foot and its very painful . I am in more pain now then before the surgery . So now I can hardly even put any weight on my foot and am walking with a limp.

Sooooo painful . I have a night splint ,and custom made orthotics and nothing relieves this excruciating pain !!!!!!! I am now debating on having my left foot done !



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Joshua Answers:


Hi Jennifer.

1. What exactly is your internal debate whether to do the other foot?

2. Why did you have the nerve cut?

3. What exactly is bulging out of your foot?

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery is a mixed bag, with a variety of dangers.

For instance, what was the surgeon thinking when he cut that nerve? What was causing the pain and problem in the first place?

Tendonitis is made up of a variety of factors. Pain is just a symptom. Hopefully the surgery fixed the cause....but the cause of plantar fasciitis pain isn't usually where you actually feel the pain....and Bone Spurs develop for a reason.

See: What Is Tendonitis



I'm curious what you're doing for self care, as well as to the questions above.






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Apr 10, 2012
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Reply - I had Topaz Surgury & the nerve cut in my heel
by: Jennifer G.

@ Joshua My debate with the left foot is that it is as severe as my right one as far as the pain goes !! I can hardly bear weight on my right , so could'nt possible do my left .I had an MRI done a week ago and the Podiatrist says there is a swelling in the entire width of my arch . It may be a Ruptered plantar faschia or a blood clot , they also told me I have Degenerative joint disease in my ankle . So now Im wearing a boot again for 3 weeks ,pending another surgical procedure . I am just so sick of not being able to walk pain free .


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Jennifer.

Yeah...it's a tough spot to be in.

Doctors (perceived as experts in the field of your problem) are telling you various things. You've already had one surgery and happened to notice that it didn't fix a damn thing so you have doubts about the other side.

Surgeons still want to do the surgery, of course, even though (your words) they don't actually know what the problem is.

Then can't tell if it's a blood clot? Really? Hmmm...I'm unconvinced.

They can't tell if the plantar fascia is ruptured? Even after an MRI? Hmmmm...I'm unconvinced.

THey tell you have ankle joint degeneration.

Ok. WHY DO YOU HAVE ANKLE JOINT DEGENERATION? They will have no answer for this.

Just like they have no answer for why you have/had food pain.

Just like they have no answer for why the surgery didn't fix the problem.

The good news is, there are specific answers to these questions. The bad news is, doctors don't know the answers.

I feel for you. It's a tough place to be. Not just the dilemna, but the pain. Pain takes the fun out of everything.....

Options:

1. Surgery and hope for the best.
2. No surgery, sit around and hope for the best.
3. Get 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works' DVD and the Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with it. It explains why you have pain. The CAUSE of the problem (which ultimately is not in the foot), and specifically what to do about it.

It's going to take some work, some time and effort. But another failed surgery is, in my humble opinion, FAR more work, time, and effort.

More questions, more answers.



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Topaz 2 weeks ago now heel numb and pain on other side of heel
by: Mark

i JUST HAD TOPAZ SURGERY DONE ON MY LEFT FOOT 2 WEEKS AGO.mY DOCTOR TOLD ME AFTER 3 DAYS OFF I CAN START WALKING WITH BOOT.i BEGAN TO WALK AFTER THAT WITH ORTHODICS AND A CANE BUT A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO MY HEEL BECAME NUMB.i STILL HAVE PAIN BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HEEL .iS THIS NORMAL?


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Mark.

Ouch, all those ALLCAPS are hurting my eyes. Back to regular caps with you!

Is it normal to get numbness and such? Yes.

Is it good? Not particualrly.

Will it go away? Hopefully? Depends on how much they damaged, if they severed a nerve, etc.



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